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    Pelicans & Egrets

    C&C always appreciated.

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    Re: Pelicans & Egrets

    Nice shots. Beautiful birds...

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    Re: Pelicans & Egrets

    Of all the birds I shoot, herons and egrets probably account for at least 50%. Very elegant and great subjects.

    Very nice captures.

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    Re: Pelicans & Egrets

    Of all the birds I shoot, herons and egrets probably account for at least 50%.

    And egrets probably account for 90% of my bird photo rejects. They are so difficult to get correctly exposed. But the exposure is perfect here.

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    Re: Pelicans & Egrets

    Geoff, all the egrets were shot at -1.0 EV. I adjusted the exposure in ACR until the feathers were properly exposed without the highlights burning out. The pure white is very difficult to expose without the highlights burning out.

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    Re: Pelicans & Egrets

    Yes Joe, I find that avoiding bright sunlight also helps. Lightly overcast days seem to produce best results, but they are still a great problem when walking around in black mud.

    But they have become as common as robins around here so now I usually just photography them when they are doing something unusual.

    There are little fish hiding in this crab store box.

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    This was a dull day but I'm still a little overexposed.
    Last edited by Geoff F; 3rd November 2011 at 04:14 PM. Reason: photos added

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    Re: Pelicans & Egrets

    Interesting series, the day I took the ones I posted my wife shot a snowy stealing fish out of a bucket that a gentleman with a net had just caught.

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